Thursday, March 12, 2015
AstraGin in L-arginine Plus
This may be the first time you've ever even heard of AstraGin™. If that's true for you, here's what it is: AstraGin™ is a natural blend of two plant extracts (Panax notoginseng and Astragalus membranecous). That also probably means nothing to you. You'll probably be more interested in what it does, which is to support nutrient absorbtion, including amino acids like L-arginine.
Many different cell and animal studies have been done to evaluate AstraGin™. Findings have been reached which show that AstraGin™ supports amino acids and vitamin absorption in the small intestine. AstraGin™ has also been found to help intestinal lining function.
One study was done to measure the transport of arginine across the Caco-2 cell monolayer. As you can see in the charts below, AstraGin™ had a positive effect on the absorption of both aginine and trytophan.
A study was also done to see the effect of AstraGin™ on citrulline uptake. Results showed that absorption of citrulline was higher with cells incubated with AstraGin™. The cycle of citrulline in the body can help protect dietary arginine from liver degradation and it an also help sustain protein homeostasis.
From all the studies done on AstraGin™, it's safe to say that it has been demonstrated to promote absorption of amino acids and nutrients. This makes it a great addition to L-arginine Plus, and a key ingredient.